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Faculty Member

Helen Scott PhD

Email Address(es)
helen.scott(at)utoronto.ca
Website(s)
Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health
Division(s)/Institute(s)
Epidemiology Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?
Yes

Research Interests

Helen Scott is a global health leader with a track record of building and leading initiatives and partnerships in women’s and children’s health, rights and nutrition. She is an entrepreneurial and driven Chief Executive, with 20 years’ experience in not for profits and health care management. Through her career, she has worked for the World Health Organization, Health Canada, local Health Units and District Health Councils, and not-for-profits.

Education & Training History

  • BS.c Life Sciences, Queen’s University
  • B.A. Hons. Psychology and Health, Queen’s University
  • MS.c Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen’s University
  • Ph.D Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Current Professional Summary & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Strategist (Digital Action Plan), PMNCH, hosted by the World Health Organization
  • Director, Salus Global
  • Chief Development Officer, Pinnguaq Association

Recent Professional Summary & Appointments

  • (2011 – 2020) Co-Founder and past Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Director, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)

Helen Scott is an entrepreneurial and driven Chief Executive, with 20 years’ experience in global health, and not-for-profits and health care management. As a global health leader, Helen co-founded and led the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), supporting collaboration of Canadians to improve women’s and children’s health, rights and nutrition, globally. Helen has extensive not-for-profit experience, including human resources, finance, program audit, evaluation and reporting, and supporting Boards of Directors. She has multi-level, government relations experience, including implementing public priorities.

Helen teaches graduate level courses in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.